Charles O’Donnell is a retired executive, a certified project manager, and former CEO. He is revered for being articulate, innovative, detail-oriented, and someone who “can get things done”. He has worked for two airlines, a city transit agency, a multi-state retailer, a billion-dollar grocery wholesaler, a major Seaport, and the State of Washington. He developed one of the first college-accredited Grocery Management courses in 1980 and was CEO for a regional retailer from 1985 to 1995. He then managed one of the largest distribution centers in the U.S. (1.5 million sq. ft) and went on to manage Washington State’s liquor distribution in 2011 before retiring.
He has authored several books on a wide variety of subjects. He loves to travel and has visited over 50 countries. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, boating, landscaping, restoring old cars, and genealogy. He has been married for over 55 years and has three grown children. He and his wife now live near Seattle.